This article was originally published in the Almanac, 04/19/2016. It can be viewed here in its original form. 

The Bard of Avon was born and died in April so it is fitting that he makes an appearance now. The Stage and All the World: Shakespeare, Cervantes and Early Maps, an exhibit juxtaposing the way exploration and geography are represented in literature and in maps, is on display in the Snyder-Granader Alcove, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library with a reception on Thursday, April 21 from 5-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will be on display now through June 17.

A conference on Spain and England in the Age of Cervantes and Shakespeare: Connected Histories? will be held on April 21, 1-7:30 p.m.; Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library. To register: http://tinyurl.com/zp8pvjf (Penn Libraries).